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Benjamin Strickland of Quarry Mawr in the
Parish of Machen
Agent to the Sirhowy Tram road
Co (Householder) - states - On Sunday night
the 3.rd November a number of men knocked at
my door & said they wanted lights, I opened my
door for fear they should break it open, they
came in took 4lbs of candles & a new Lantern -
I should not know any of these again -
About 12 - O clock I went to the Full Moon,
kept by Henry Lewis of Machen to see if I
could recognize any of those that had been in
my house, but I could not - I there saw ^ young Thos
Batten
& said to him, " go home my boy
to your business " - I also saw Edward Pillinger
there - he said to me " Mr Strickland will you
drink " & tendered a pint which he had in his
hand to me - I did refused - I went away
___________about 3 O clock
from the Full Moon, & left him there - It then
rained very hard - I have not seen Pillinger
_______He did not appear to be around
since ^ - A man held with a pitchfork to my breast
at A
I should know one man who held a


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